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struck a bit of a court and got some reviews of. >> when you go out to san jose today and it has been this way all through the credit crisis, there is more jobs -- than people. the last i was there every time i go there, i checked. in the city of san jose, you had 14 jobs that had been unfilled. that will speak to other issues we have with respect to immigration policy. obviously, the ripple effect through the economy from these high tech jobs is quite strong and could be a second order impact. if he is recommending that we don't want these companies to grow -- >> no, no. >> the question is what else do we have to do besides dominate high-technology. i can see that as a valid question. >> yes, over there. >> thanks very much. i would be interested to know, back to the group of chief executive officers, who are of one mind about needing to reduce the deficit and get the best down so that the capital markets perform the way they should. to what extent can you tell us beyond the overarching goal of getting the deficit and the debt down, to what extent with this group of 350 people are so
. californians dictate their preference for -- preferences, but it will force hard choices over time. san jose and pensions. pensions were consuming over 20% of the budget, and a democratic mayor said we have to fix this or we could not provide basic services like fire fighters and police. the voters did, but those are situations forced by circumstance. i think we all agree it is hard politically but circumstances can force you into that. >> hiking circumstances can set the table. i think wisconsin is instructive. if you think about at 10, scott walker's reforms, in dialling back collective bargaining, they left in place existing agreements. what you saw in states that complained that their hands were tied was school boards and superintendents rush to reissue contracts. milwaukee public schools, for instance, cost to itself hundreds of millions of dollars it could put into construction in classrooms instead to pay retirement benefits and health care. part of what will happen is there will be a structural squeeze, but it both very much come down to what leaders actually do, and what decisions t
about this on sunday on the washington journal. back to the phone calls. john in san jose, california, independent. caller: thanks so much for having me. good morning. i have a really good friend who's a teacher at a high school we attended when we were in high school. one of the things she complains about the most is just how rigid the system is. really, i think it's ironic that we continue to say teachers are important, although teachers for the most part are not in charge of their own profession. the system should be a little bit more organic in the sense that if a teacher has a great idea she can rally real talent her or him. the other of thing i wanted to share is there's a whole system within the system that provides individualized education plans to students who have special needs. this is ironic, because really every student should have an individualized education plan. when you are a very bureaucratic system, it's hard to do that. really, the system should be much more organic, there should be much more freedom in starting new organizations that feed unique communities and re
, founder of yahoo, grew up in east san jose he didn't come because he got admitted to stanford he came with his family. andy grove, a legend at intel, didn't come because of his degree, he came as a refugee. i'm reminded of my grandfather and what he brought that country. at age 16, he got on a boat, he never saw his parents again. he never got a degree. i he came to america because he wanted to be free. he worked hard all his life. i was the first one, i went to stanford university, i was the first in my family to go to college. but i was -- i'm here today in congress because my grandfather, without an education, but with a lot of heart, with enough get up and go to get up and go came to become an american. i am sure that if you examined the history of so many members of congress you would find in their family tree people who had enough get up and go to come to the united states. we are now proud members of congress and that tradition of america. i urge you to support the motion to recommit. don't turn our backs on immigration. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's t
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